1.1 Donate money
Since inception FTI has been entirely supported by small voluntary contributions from its members. It now needs money to reach out widely to the people of India in its search for leaders. It will thereafter need funds to train and build its leaders and possibly to establish a full-time office to support its varied tasks.
From end-November 2009 FTI accepts payments in Rupees from Indian citizens (including NRIs). Note that OCIs or PIOs are not eligible to contribute. Funds contributed must form part of the donor's declared income. No black money, or money sourced from corrupt or illegal activities is acceptable.
1.2 Become a Freedom Partner
Under the Rules of FTI, a non-voting category of members called Freedom Partners has been created, currently without an annual fee. Freedom Partners will be invited to local meetings with FTI members.
1.3 Start or join a local Adharshila branch
FTI has taken over the concept called Adharshila from the India Policy Institute and will take it further in the coming months. Adarshila is envisaged as a ground level structure to support the ideas of freedom and good citizenship in India, and to build the demand for good governance. Adarshila is similar to the earlier (but different) concept of Freedom Families which supporters of freedom can still organise, if they wish, to talk about freedom and good policy in India with a small group of friends. Freedom Families can evolve into Adharshila, so before Adarshila is established, you can start informal Freedom Famlies. Please watch this space for more details. In the meanwhile join this Facebook group.
1.4 Join our Speakers Panel
FTI conducts various outreach events across India in search of leaders (e.g. our Indore event). We are looking for eminent liberals who are (in principle) willing to speak at these events. Membership is by invitation only. See the link to the panel, for details.